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October 2014 - Volume XXXX Number 8  

“Faith is not a private matter, a completely individualistic notion or a personal opinion: it comes from hearing, and it is meant to find expression in words and to be proclaimed. For “how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher?”
(Rom 10:14).

  Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei, 22


Theme Article:

A New Pentecost for
                the New Evangelization

by Tammie Stevens

      I love the writings of Pope Paul VI.  A quote that often inspires me is “Evangelization will never be possible without the action of the Holy Spirit” (Evangelii Nuntiandi, 75).  I think this is why I love being involved with Catholic Charismatic Renewal, because the purpose of the Renewal is that people would come into a personal relationship with Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to the Glory of God the Father!  It is this relationship that empowers us for evangelization.  What an exciting mission!

      Reading the documents of the Church and our recent Church history, phrases like “the new evangelization” and “new Pentecost” will be familiar.  Pope John XXIII opened the Vatican II Council with this prayer: “O Divine Spirit, renew your wonders in this our day as by a new Pentecost.”    Read More...


From Sue's Desk

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

      What a beautiful summer we have had. By the time you read this I will have celebrated my one-year anniversary at WWCCR. I have learned so much and have so much more to learn. My fondest memories are of each Healing Mass, Dwelling Place Healing Nights, and the Pentecost Celebration. Any time I can be with you, is my joy! Thank you for your prayers for myself and WWCCR. They are more precious than gold.

      As we approach 2015 we have our eyes fixed on Jesus and the scripture from Ephesians 4:12. “Equip the holy ones for the ministry, for the building up of the kingdom of God.”    Read More... 


Pope Francis Speaks to the Renewal

On June 1, 2014 Pope Francis addressed the Italian Renewal in the Spirit at the 37th Annual Convocation, organized with the cooperation of ICCRS and the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities.  Here is an excerpt from Pope Francis' address:

This is your path: evangelization, spiritual ecumenism, caring for the poor and needy, and welcoming the marginalized. And all of it is based on worship! The foundation of the renewal is worshiping God!

They asked me to tell you what the Pope expects of you.

The first thing is conversion to the love of Jesus which changes our lives and makes each Christian a witness to God’s love.  Read more...


“Fortaleciendo El Liderazgo Hispano”

by Julio Pocon

El Comité Hispano de WWCCR se dedicó este año (2014) a ayudar a los líderes y servidores de la Renovación Carismática Católica en la Arquidiocesis de Seattle, a reforzar su servicio en los grupos de oración y en la iglesia. Proveyendo una formación que duró cinco sesiones en los cuales más de 250 servidores, mesas directivas y sus respectivos coordinadores y líderes fueron convocados para asistir  dicha información.  mas informacion and for English translation

UPCOMING EVENTS

Register Today!!

2015 WWCCR Women’s Retreat

2015 Women's RetreatFebruary 6-8, 2015
at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center
at the Palisades in Federal Way, WA

“I expect you to evangelize with the word of God, which proclaims that Jesus lives and that he loves all men and women.”

~Pope Francis, June 1, 2014

 

Guest Speaker: Lavinia Spirito
for more information visit our Women's Retreat Page

 Online registration is now open: CLICK HERE!

A New Pentecost for
the New Evangelization!

Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:00 am to 1:00pm
at the WWCCR Office

936 N 143rd Street, Seattle, WA 98133

Does the idea of being part of a New Pentecost
for the New Evangelization excite and inspire you?

Come find out how you can be involved in the vision & mission of WWCCR as we explore existing outreach possibilities and new initiatives to fulfill the expectations of our Holy Father “to share with everyone in the Church the grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit!”

presented by the WWCCR Prayer Group and Leadership Development Committee 

 
Other Events of Interest

My Catholic Faith - October Ad

 

Click on above graphic or HERE for registration information.


NLMC 2014

There is still time to register!

If you are:

  • A Prayer Group Leader, on the core team of a prayer group, or a potential leader

  • Someone involved in a ministry such as music, healing, prophecy, conference teams

  • Someone who gives talks in Life in the Spirit Seminars, or facilitates a small group

  • or someone wanting to grow in the Spirit

You are invited!!

Speakers include:
Fr. Killian Loch, OSB, Michelle Moran, Mark Nimo, and  Fr. Dave Pivonka

for more information go to www.nsc-chariscenter.org


Regular Features

Financial Update 2014

2014 Prayer Group Directory

Intercessory Prayer Network

Healing Masses

Pray for Our Priests

Dwelling Place Healing Nights


WWCCR Office Mass Schedule:

Wednesday, October 8, 11:00 AM with Fr. Cal Christiansen

Monday, October 27, 7:00 PM with Fr. Tony Bawyn

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HOLY HOUR - New Time!!

Holy Hour:  We would love to have you join us every Friday from 11:30am-12:30 pm
as we pray for charismatic renewal, the work of WWCCR and your own special intentions.


"Each encounter with Jesus changes our life."

~Pope Francis @Pontifex (Twitter)


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